Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1709 8.8 0.3 8.2 9.3
GENDER
Male 483 6.3 0.4 5.6 7.0
Female 1226 11.1 0.4 10.3 11.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 103 11.3 1.2 9.0 13.6
25-34 Years 175 9.0 0.7 7.5 10.4
35-44 Years 243 9.9 0.7 8.5 11.2
45-54 Years 329 7.9 0.5 7.0 8.9
55-64 Years 399 8.2 0.5 7.3 9.1
65+ Years 460 6.8 0.4 6.1 7.5
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 49 5.0 0.9 3.3 6.7
Non-Hispanic 1657 9.1 0.3 8.5 9.6
RACE
White Only 1500 8.8 0.3 8.2 9.4
Black or AA only 83 10.8 1.5 7.9 13.7
Other Race Only 76 6.0 0.9 4.3 7.7
More than one race 42 13.4 2.5 8.4 18.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 145 10.4 1.0 8.3 12.4
High school graduate or G.E.D. 492 8.4 0.5 7.4 9.4
Some college 553 9.9 0.5 8.9 10.9
College graduate 516 7.1 0.4 6.4 7.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 279 17.1 1.3 14.5 19.6
$15,000 - $24,999 309 9.9 0.7 8.5 11.3
$25,000 - $34,999 182 7.7 0.7 6.4 9.1
$35,000 - $49,999 224 8.4 0.7 7.0 9.8
$50,000+ 493 6.7 0.4 6.0 7.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 734 7.1 0.3 6.5 7.8
Out of work 117 13.0 1.4 10.2 15.8
Homemaker or Student 135 9.7 1.0 7.6 11.7
Retired 420 6.8 0.4 6.1 7.6
Unable to work 299 25.5 1.7 22.2 28.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 485 7.8 0.5 6.9 8.8
1-19 hours 74 7.1 1.1 4.9 9.4
20-39 hours 181 8.1 0.8 6.6 9.6
40+ hours 532 7.1 0.4 6.3 7.8
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 858 7.2 0.3 6.7 7.8
Divorced or seperated 384 12.7 0.8 11.1 14.2
Widowed 230 8.1 0.6 6.9 9.4
Never married 228 10.7 0.9 9.0 12.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 880 15.7 0.6 14.5 17.0
Living without a disability 779 6.5 0.3 5.9 7.1
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 77 8.1 1.3 5.5 10.7
Rural 166 7.5 0.8 6.0 9.0
Densely-settled Rural 299 7.9 0.6 6.7 9.0
Semi-urban 260 8.0 0.6 6.8 9.1
Urban 907 9.5 0.4 8.7 10.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1491 8.5 0.3 7.9 9.0
Uninsured 216 10.3 0.9 8.7 12.0
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 334 13.5 0.8 11.8 15.1
No diabetes 1372 8.3 0.3 7.7 8.8
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 816 14.0 0.6 12.9 15.1
No arthritis 882 7.2 0.3 6.6 7.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 603 16.4 0.8 14.8 17.9
Excellent, very good or good health 1105 7.4 0.3 6.9 8.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 329 17.9 1.2 15.5 20.2
<14 days mental health not good 1353 7.6 0.3 7.1 8.2
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 400 11.7 0.7 10.3 13.1
Non-smoker 1300 7.9 0.3 7.3 8.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 439 7.5 0.5 6.6 8.5
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 457 6.9 0.4 6.1 7.7
Obese (BMI>=30) 704 12.0 0.6 10.9 13.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1095 8.6 0.3 7.9 9.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 573 9.2 0.5 8.3 10.1
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 199 7.8 0.7 6.4 9.2
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 420 7.7 0.5 6.7 8.6
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 98 6.7 0.9 4.9 8.5
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 890 9.9 0.4 9.1 10.7
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 199 7.8 0.7 6.4 9.2
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 1408 8.8 0.3 8.2 9.3
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 172 6.4 0.6 5.3 7.5
Not served on active duty 1537 9.1 0.3 8.5 9.6

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor, nurse, or
other health professional that they had asthma and that they currently have asthma.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.